Motorola Solutions buys Pelco for $110m in cash

SSN talks with company about its plans to keep and grow the Pelco brand
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

CHICAGO—Motorola Solutions announced it has completed the acquisition of video security solutions provider Pelco Inc. based in Fresno, Calif. for $110 million in cash.

Alex Asnovich, head of global marketing, Video Security and Analytics for Motorola, told Security Systems News there are no plans to change the Pelco brand, noting, “Motorola Solutions recognizes the value of the Pelco brand.”

He added that the Pelco team "brings significant knowledge and experience, and we expect to rely on their expertise as Pelco becomes part of Motorola Solutions.”

Pelco designs, develops and distributes end-to-end video technology, including video security cameras and video management system software to meet the needs of small to large commercial projects.

Understanding the role video plays in enabling safer cities and securing businesses around the world, Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown said in the announcement, “Pelco’s track record of innovation, internationally recognized brand, global channel and customer installed base enable us to further expand our global footprint with enterprise and public safety customers.”

Asnovich noted that Pelco fits in well with other companies under the Motorola brand, such as Avigilon and IndigoVision.

“Our plan is to build upon the legacy of Pelco’s brand and product portfolio by leveraging Motorola Solutions’ industry-leading video hardware and analytics technology within the next year,” said Asnovich. “We plan to manufacture these refreshed products in Texas.”

He continued, “The acquisition adds to Motorola Solutions’ existing video portfolio a broad range of products that can be used in a variety of commercial and industrial environments and use cases. Pelco also expands our ability to participate in VMS-agnostic opportunities.”

Motorola Solutions, a global leader in mission-critical communications and analytics, provides technology platforms in mission-critical communications, command center software and video security and analytics, bolstered by managed and support services.